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Wednesday, 13 December 2017

Who else feels like they need anything but Christmas!

Hi all

I'm running late today a combination of, birthdays, holidays  and life in general!

so perhaps the theme of our challenge this week at 

Fab'n'Funky Challenges 

 fits very well

Chosen by our lovely Helen our theme is indeed

Anything but Christmas!

it's my grandson Jacob's 6th birthday today and we all went out for family tea. at a local  independent Italian restaurant.  I find the Italian restaurants are really accommodating to kids, they are so welcoming and nothing is too much bother  - very family orientated,  they brought him ice cream with a candle and he was thrilled to bits that the whole restaurant sang happy birthday to him. We had a lovely time and we were home by 7 o'clock - well it is a school night!

here is the card I made for him using a cute image from our sponsor this week
perfect for a little boy's birthday

Frame it - balloon boy - available here

Our sponsor this week is the fabulous 

if ever I.m stuck for a fun image to colour I know I'll always find one there

Here's Jacob looking very handsome and  pleased with himself with his birthday ice cream
how did he get to be six already- I have no idea!

This is what I did....

Image - Frame it Balloon Boy
Coloured with Spectrum noir pens from Crafter's Companion
Papers and '6'   and birthday banner from Sara Davies Signature Birthday collection at CC
Letter cut with  a Sizzix Tim Holtz Easy peasy  alphabet dies

This is our last challenge of the year at Fab'n'Funky -I  hope to see you there xx


Friday, 8 December 2017

Winter Wonderland Anything Goes Christmas

Morning all

I'm back after a lovely Christmassy break in Florida and no blogging has been done!!
but it's lovely to be back for the last challenge of the year at 

Winter Wonderland 

Where the whole team is playing along for extra Christmas fun!

and our theme is

Anything goes Christmas

I'm using this cute image 
called Gingerbread Man from our lovely sponsor this week
Pink Gems Designs

Pink Gem Designs
This is what I did....

Image - Gingerbread man - Pink Gem Designs
coloured with Spectrum Noir illustrator pens
Crafters companion - Kraft Card and sheena stamping card
Red card - Core'dnations darks
Paper - very old think its Dovecraft!
Dies - Candy cane from my lovely Crafter's Companion advent calendar (day 3)
       - Circles from spellbinders
      -squares - Sue Wilson noble dies
Merry Christmas stamp from CC Sar Davies Cute Christmas stamp set
(i love the font on this)
Memento - Cocoa ink
Glitter glue - Neuvo drops from tonic
pearls from my stash

Hope you'll join in with us for the last challenge of the year


Judith xx

Wednesday, 1 November 2017

Are you a dedicated follower of fashion?

Hi all

Well here's me three weeks in a row now!  - things are definitely looking up an I've been doing a bit of visiting too - slowly but surely I'm getting back to regular blogging - might have to up the ante a bit soon - it's been lovely seeing what's been going on in blogland

it's time for another challenge over at 

Fab'n'Funky Challenges

this week our theme chosen by our lovely Monika is


I decided to make a tag with one of the lovely images kindly given to us by our sponsor

this is Spunky available HERE

I was really so pleased with this when it was finished - exactly how I wanted it to look.  It's also quite a while since I sat down to a 'proper' colouring session and I coloured several other images last night too - I really enjoyed it.
Our sponsor this week is the lovely

Who are offering a prize of 3 images to this weeks winner

This is what i did....

Image - Spunky girl from Lemon Shortbread
Coloured with Spectrum noir alcohol markers
Tag coloured with TH distress oxides and Crafters companion sparkle pens
inspirational words and flower stamps from Sheena Douglass
Assorted stencils from Sheena Douglass and Walmart
Butterfly made with vellum and Crafter's Companion foils and sparkle pens
Ribbon and buttons from my stash

i hope we see you over at Fab'n'Funky this week with your Fashion makes


Wednesday, 25 October 2017

I love to make a scene - and I love Marmite too!!

Good morning all

It's challenge day again at 

Fab'n'Funky Challenges

and as it's the last week of the month our theme is 


I made this 'scene card in a box 'using the 
Crafter's Companion Ultimate Pro board, it's one of the projects on the Crafter's Companion Advanced Projects DVD.   It can be adapted for all sorts of occasions and is really 'only a piece of card'!, The DVD gives clear instructions on how to make these projects - but I also love to work out how to construct projects from scratch.  I think its definitely a Marmite thing - love it or hate it - and I love Marmite too lol

This is what I did...

Card - Crafters Companion Centura pearl White with a hint of silver and pastel blue
Snowy acetate from Crafter's Companion Sara's Contemporary Christmas set
Snowflake dies - Sara's Contemporary Christmas snowflake dies
Pearls from my stash

this makes a lovely special card for any occassion - using different embellishments to suit the occasion.  I'm looking forward to seeing all your Christmas projects over at Fab'n'Funky


Judith xx 

Wednesday, 18 October 2017


Good morning all

I've been missing from around here for sooo long, first my Florida holiday (complete with hurricaine!)  Then when we got back home things have just been so busy, house things and family and such a lot to do and catch up on that I haven't felt much like blogging at all to be honest.  But I'm hoping I've now got my enthusiasm back and I'll get my blog back in business!!

So many things seemed to have happened in these last few weeks I could write a book not a blog - but I definitely haven't got time to write a book!! - though it's always something I thought I might do - they recon there's a novel inside of each of us, ha ha watch this space .....

Anyway down to blogging  business......

 I have a Christmas card to share today

its for the challenge over at

where the theme this week is 

Paper Piecing

The stamp is from Imagination Crafts decoupage stamp range.  I bought a whole set of them a while ago because I loved the traditional styles and thought they were a little bit different to other Christmas styles around- and this was exactly the style of card I had in mind.  Not to difficult to make but with the lovely poinsettia image lending itself to a bit if paper piecing and decoupage.  I think I might make up a few while I'm on a roll. 

We have a fabulous sponsor this week

offering a great prize for our challenge winner
This is what I did....

 I stamped the image onto white card, then parts of the stamp onto the patterned paper and pieced it back into the stamped image, I then stamped the poinsettia again and decoupaged another layer.- it was really quite easy to do

Image - from imagination crafts decoupage stamp range
papers - First edition - Vintage noel
Dies - Creative expressions Sue Wilson pierced square 
           Tag dies from MFT
Ribbon from my stash
Card = neenah white card from Crafter's Companion
Neuvo drops from tonic (in centre of poinsettia)
Card background coloured with CC Spectrum Noir pens TN1 and 2

We'd love to see your paper piecing at Fab'n'Funky - hope to see you there.  I'll be round to catch up with your blogs very soon.

Judith x

Thursday, 3 August 2017

Things that fly - at Moving along with the Times - this week

Good morning all

There's a new challenge starting at 

the theme is

Things that fly

It can be anything at all - if you check over at the MAWTT challenge blog you'll see that the team have been very creative - everything from birds to kites and a lot more besides!

I thought this was a great theme to make a Christmas card 
(one more to add to the stash)
and got out my new dies and embossing folders that I bought a couple of weeks ago
- I've been dying to use them and I knew there was a cute little bird that would fit this challenge perfectly. I love the Scandinavian style.

This is what i did....

Red card - Luxury collection - red from Crafter's companion
Dies - all from Crafter's Companion Scandinavian Christmas collection by Sara Davies
Embossing Folder from Crafters Companion Nordic collection 
inked with red berry DI from Tim Holtz

The bird is a fab die - it's one of the deep cut mixed media dies so it cuts several at a time and also would be great for all kinds of  fabric Christmas Projects - I think I might make some little felt bird decorations to hang on the Christmas tree - I know I've got some red and white felt squares and some ricrac  to  make a hanging loop .... now where to find them lol

Hope you'll join in with our challenge


Judith xx

Friday, 21 July 2017

Use a digi for our challenge at Winter Wonderland this week

Good morning all

We have an easy peasy challenge starting today over at

Winter Wonderland

the theme is

Use a digi image

and of course our challenge is a Christmas one

I used a cute little image from our sponsor this week

its called A Star is Born 
available HERE

and our lovely sponsor is 

All Dressed Up

who are giving a prize of 2 digis to our winner

This is what I did

Image - A Star is born from All Dressed Up
Coloured with - Spectrum Noir colourblend pencils
Die - Holly frame by Sue Wilson (including Noel)
Papers - MME 

Hope you'll join in with us this challenge - you really should start on those Christmas cards!

Judith x